Due to continued yard projects and being out of town, I've gotten NO art done, I'm ashamed to say. But last weekend we went to the Monterey Peninsula for a couple of days, we stayed in Pacific Grove which is a charming little town just past Monterey itself right at the tip of the peninsula. We took our dogs, wandered around with them and ate at a couple of wonderful fish restaurants. All around had a wonderful and much-needed getaway. I thought I'd show a few pictures.
This is Pacific Grove along the water, SO pretty there when these flowers are in bloom.
Our very happy dogs!
We drove the famous 17 mile drive to Carmel, which goes through Pebble Beach golf course (our Bassett Hound said he could smell the money) and goes by the most decadent gorgeous mansions overlooking the coast. That area of the coast is famous for the Cypress Trees, especially this one.
The town of Carmel itself is ridiculously charming, I think it must be a law there that every inch has to ooze character. It turns out to also be full of crazy women obsessed with Bassett Hounds - wanting to get down on the ground and hold him, kiss him, groups of them posing with him. We found ourselves ducking down alleys to avoid running into a few of them again! Guinness, our other dog, was feeling pretty bad about himself by the end of the day!
Here's some pics of homes and shops in Carmel, to give you an idea if you've never been.
I plan on this becoming my art studio, haven't figured out how yet though.
You get the idea - it's almost charm overload!